DAY 3 IN SINGAPORE, SEPTEMBER 13
On Thursday morning, the royals’ Singapore tour ends with a more solemn note at their final stop in the city — the Kranji War Memorial. After laying a wreath at the memorial, the royal couple observed a minute of silence for the fallen soldiers at the ceremony.
Prince William and his wife Kate at the Kranji War Cemetery
The Duke and Duchess spoke to some of the war veterans present and made a walk along graves in the cemetery.
On this hot sunny day, the Duchess was seen in a Jenny Packham shirt dress with lace detail and her trusty LK Bennett pumps, while battling the humid weather with a white parasol. The egg blue Jenny Packham is a safe, comfortable choice; just more practical outdoors at any rate, in this weather.
With her multiple outfit changes, Duchess Kate has shown nothing short of a mini fashion showcase in this Asia tour.
From the bold Prabal Gurung print dress, the sassy Raoul separates to the understated Jenny Packham, it’s been a mix of looks that did shake up what many thought she’ll wear.
(L-R): Kate Middleton in Prabal Gurung, Alexander McQueen and Erdem during the Singapore visit
The Duchess does have a penchant for floral prints thus far; last evening at Eden Hall, she wore a pleated white print dress adapted from Erdem Spring/Summer 2012. It’s an unsurprising choice but it’s a very wearable look that many Kate fans will love.
The royal couple now leave for Malaysia, where the Duchess will make her first speech abroad at a hospice in Kuala Lumpur.
If her Singapore trip is any indication, expect to see more stylish looks in this Diamond Jubilee tour; it’ll be more than just the Kate fans who will keep tabs on what she’ll wear next.
DAY 2 IN SINGAPORE, SEPTEMBER 12
This Wednesday sees the royal couple making a trip to Gardens by the Bay. Their first stop: Supertree Grove and the lush air-conditioned conservatories, followed by some tree-planting at the Colonial Garden.
Duchess Kate greets enthusiastic schoolchildren at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
After the stylish Prabal Gurung dress last night, it looks like the Duchess is back to her usual demure look with another McQueen skirt suit. She opted for a white broderie anglaise suit from Alexander McQueen, paired with her favourite Stuart Weitzman wedges in navy blue.
Next up was an appearance at the Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus, the largest aerospace facility in Singapore. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge viewed the first Rolls-Royce aero engine and wide chord fan blades assembled at the Singapore factory, while meeting employees of Rolls-Royce.
Their next stop: Queenstown. At 2.30pm today, the Duke and Duchess will receive a tour of the heartlands, where they will view some cultural performances at Strathmore Green HDB estate.
Duchess Kate in Raoul Pre-Fall 2012
A highlight for us? Duchess Kate is dressed in a Singapore label — she’s wearing a matching print blouse and pleated skirt from Raoul’s Pre-Fall 2012. Even better news for Singapore fans: Raoul’s Tara Blouse ($259) and Full Pleat Skirt ($339) are still available in stores.
While in Queenstown, the royal duo will also visit the Rainbow Centre, a special needs school; Duchess Kate will sit in for an art therapy class while Prince William will observe a physical education session.
This evening, the British High Commissioner will host Prince William and Duchess Kate for dinner at his residence, Eden Hall. Perhaps the Duchess may surprise with another unusual dress; we’ll keep you posted.
DAY ONE IN SINGAPORE, SEPTEMBER 11
In Singapore for a three-day visit, Prince William and Duchess Kate were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of tourists and Singaporeans at the Raffles Hotel.
Having arrived in Singapore just this afternoon, Prince William and his wife Catherine will be staying at the Raffles Hotel while in the city.
The Duke and Duchess had made their first stop at the Burkhill Hall entrance of the Botanic Gardens, where they were both swiftly ushered to the Orchid Garden, where they viewed the Vanda William Catherine, a white and purple orchid hybrid that has been named after the royal couple.
Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate then admired two more blooms named after the late princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II.
The two royals then left the Botanic Gardens for Raffles Hotel, with the Duchess carrying a bouquet of Vanda William Catherine orchids.
Duchess Kate dressed for the occasion in a pale pink Jenny Packham dress with orchid prints.
Tonight at the Istana, the royal couple will attend a state dinner hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Tony Tan; we can’t wait to see what this Duchess will wear.
Read more about Prince William and Duchess Kate’s Singapore travel itinerary here. Image: Getty Images
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